The Renwick Hotel New York City, Curio Collection by Hilton
What We Love
- Smack-dab central location just a block from Grand Central Terminal
- Housed in a historic red brick building that was formerly a long-stay hotel for artists and writers, including John Steinbeck, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Mann
- Interiors by trailblazing Stonehill & Taylor Architects, the designers behind New York’s Ace Hotel and NoMad Hotel
- The 173 guestrooms, including 33 suites, have a loft-like layout and custom furnishings including easel-inspired TV stands, benchlike desks and patterned carpets designed to look like paint-splattered concrete
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Some Gallery Rooms and Suites have private terraces
- Midtown address at 40th and Lexington, but the look and vibe have a hip, downtown edge
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
In a historic 1920s Midtown East building, the Renwick offers a hip stay just a block from Grand Central Terminal. The 173-room property was a former long-stay hotel for writers, artists, and intellectuals including John Steinbeck and F. Scott Fitzgerald. The new-look Renwick draws on this rich literary and artistic heritage, from custom furnishings designed to evoke easels and desks, to carpets that mimic paint-splattered concrete and installation-like artworks. All of the guest rooms have a loft-style layout, with platform King and Queen beds, tufted leather headboards, steampunk chandeliers, 48-inch flat-screen TVs, free WiFi, and mini-fridges. The petite bathrooms are notable for their graphic ceiling murals, plush bathrobes and slippers, and posh Apotheke amenities. Downstairs, chef John Delucie’s first solo restaurant project, Bedford & Co., is the heart of the property, with a menu that focuses on upscale American comfort food (signature dishes include chicken pot pie and truffle mac and cheese).
In the Area
If you’re inspired by your artsy digs, take a tour of the grand New York Public Library and check out one of the rotating exhibits. While you’re there, visit Bryant Park, a sylvan break from the big city bustle. Depending on the time of year, you can catch an outdoor movie, challenge a local to chess or go ice skating. Revel in the Old New York glamour of Grand Central Terminal over martinis at the speakeasy-style Campbell Apartment bar or over dinner at the Oyster Bar. Or sample the excellent beer selection, from stouts to IPAs to cask-conditioned ales, at Ginger Man.
How to Get There
Location of this hotel is great , staff is fabulous (most of them), rooms are clean , bed is comfy. Style of entire hotel is outstanding.
But there are several thing that bothered me.
Breakfast for hilton honors gold member is included and I thought in morning I will have nice breakfast and after that me and my wife can explore the city. Restaurant in hotel is given to somebody else to be managed. It is ridiculous that gold hilton honors members cant have decent breakfast with various food. So we could choose between yogurt with granola, homemade waffle or one big croissant. Uuuu , don´t give that much. But the glas of orange juice will fill me up. If you have restaurant in hotel and gold and diamond members they wouldn't be satisfied with this type of breakfast. One big NO to breakfast.
Second thing that bothered me... immediately after we check in , we entered the room and literally 3 min after we put our stuff in room , somebody entered room, without knocking. Look who we have here. Guy from technical department with some other guy (assume outside cooperant) saying : "we will just check something in bathroom". With dirty shoes they stand on clean towel inspecting some kind of pipes hidden in ceiling. They exit the room without saying anything , without apologies for entering the room. My wife and I just stand in room looking like two idiots looking at each other. C´mon guys...
Score should be better than 2/5 definitely , but thees "small" thing simply astonished me in bad way.
I stay at the Renwick often, and hands down this is the best hotel, with the best staff, the greatest customer service I’ve ever experienced. The rooms are always clean, comfortable and the great amenities just make this place golden. I’ve traveled the world and stayed in countless hotels, and this is #1!
The manager, Brian, and his colleagues are lovely, consummate professionals and incredibly helpful. They should be commended for their work with guests.
I definitely recommend this hotel for anyone looking for something in the Midtown East area.
The staff was pleasant, the room was clean and comfortable. I missed having a coffee maker in the room.
Otherwise, it was a comfortable stay. There is a decent workout room in the basement with good gym equipment, plenty of bottled water and towels so I was able to get a run in as well.